Inter-Christian relations

08.04.2015 16:41

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches On 17-20 March 2015, the WCC delegation led by its General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, visited Ukraine in order to find out more about the situation in the country affected by an armed conflict and seek ways to render humanitarian aid to the people affected by it.
05.04.2015 22:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Paschal greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches. Among his addressees are Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council.
05.04.2015 22:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Paschal greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
02.04.2015 20:42

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expressing his condolences over the death of pastor Dr. Philip Potter who hold the post of the WCC general…
31.03.2015 8:24

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend requiem service in Düssseldorf

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend requiem service in Düssseldorf On March 27, requiem service for the victims of the Alps air crash, which killed one hundred and fifty people, including the inhabitants of Düssseldorf, was held in the Basilica of St. Lambert, the main Catholic church in the city, press service of the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany…
27.03.2015 18:17

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV
27.03.2015 18:16

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV In his message to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over the death of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV.
06.03.2015 17:45

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East The conference was convened on the initiative of Russia, Lebanon, Armenia, and a non-governmental organization, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, with the participation of the Paris Institute of Democracy and Cooperation and with the assistance of Russia’s permanent representation to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.
27.02.2015 15:48

Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya On 19 February 2015, the head of the Coptic Church, Patriarch Tawadros II, sent the following message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
17.02.2015 17:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II over the murder of over twenty Coptic Christians in Libya.
16.02.2015 17:38

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo

Working group for preparing dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Coptic Church meets in Cairo The working group for preparing dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church met on February 9-13, 2015, at the Coptic Church’s conference center at Madinat An Nasr in Cairo.
08.02.2015 21:57

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at St John the Baptist Monastery in Essex

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at St John the Baptist Monastery in Essex On February 7, 2015, the commemoration day of St Gregory the Theologian, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, while in Great Britain with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the St John the Baptist Monastery,…
08.02.2015 15:07

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk reads lectures at Winchester and Cambridge Universities

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk reads lectures at Winchester and Cambridge Universities On February 5, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Winchester University Department of Theology to read a Foundation Lecture on ‘Does Christian Ecumenism…
08.02.2015 15:07

Is There A Future For Ecumenism? Lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015)

Is There A Future For Ecumenism? Lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015) Lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015).
26.01.2015 14:47

Book on social ministry of the Church is presented in Padua

Book on social ministry of the Church is presented in Padua The presentation was timed to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and for peace in the world.
20.01.2015 13:45

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences to Reinhard Cardinal Marx, President of German Bishops’ Conference, over the demise of Msgr. Dr. Albert Rauch

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk expresses condolences to Reinhard Cardinal Marx, President of German Bishops’ Conference, over the demise of Msgr. Dr. Albert Rauch Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences to Reinhard Cardinal Marx, President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop of Munich and Freizing, over the death of Msgr. Dr. Albert Rauch, Director of the Institute of Eastern Churches in Regensburg.
25.12.2014 0:04

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sends Christmas greeting to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sends Christmas greeting to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ. Among his addressees include Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and…
25.12.2014 0:02

DECR chairman congratulates heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ

DECR chairman congratulates heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Christmas greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches
24.12.2014 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church On 24 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), received the Revd. Clive Fairclough, Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow, appointed by Archbishop Justin Welby last August.
24.12.2014 16:40

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church On 24 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
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